Edinburgh Diving Club

Founded in 1971

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Dive Programme

Scottish National Age Group Squad

National Age Group Squad is for Age Group divers who are members of the Scottish Swimming National age group training programme. This squad is selected entirely at the discretion of the acting Scottish National Coach and the National Diving convener. Again there is a minimum degree of difficulty requirement which is set by the acting Scottish National coach.

Scottish National Age Group Squad
Age 9 - 16 years (guidelines only)
Training Three wet sessions and two Dry sessions per week  (Additional training may be available through Scottish Swimming)
Duration Timetable agreed with coaches
Training Times Monday
7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
5.00 pm - 7.30 pm
5.00 pm - 7.00 pm
3.30 pm - 5.30 pm (Dry Training)
10.00 am - 1.00 pm (Dry Training)
  Divers are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes before wet sessions to ensure a good warm up, and if possible to bring their own warm up mat
Requirements Very good dry land and gymnastic skills

Exceptionally high Talent Identification scores
Set of Age Group dives from the 1m and 3m boards with minimum degree of difficulty requirements
Must achieve criteria set by National coach and National Diving Committee. These must be achieved at ASA or SASA competitions or GB approved events

Attendance 100% attendance and prompt punctuality is expected.
Attitude Must be committed to following the programme set out by the coach. 100% effort is expected at all times

Squad divers are expected to attend:

  • ASA Age Group Championships
  • Armada Cup
  • G Star Championships
  • Southampton Invitational
  • Luton Challenge
  • Scottish National Championships
Aims To be in the top 6 in relevant Age Group competitions in GB.
To win medals at ASA age group Championships.
Goals These will be written by the divers, checked and agreed on by the coach. Goals should be realistic and achievable, assuming consistent improvements are made.